Lupita Nyong'o Admits Complexion Was An 'Obstacle' During Her Youth

Lupita Nyong’o Shares that She Struggled with Her Dark Skin

by Huffington Post

There wasn't a dry eye in the house Thursday when Lupita Nyong'o delivered an emotional speech while accepting her honor for best breakout performance... Read More

Where Are The Black G I R Ls On Pharrell's Album Cover? Fans React

Pharrell’s GIRL Cover Color Controversy

by MTV

The ever-"Happy" Pharrell Williams may need to take his light-footed lyrics to heart today because the Internet backlash surrounding his new album cover art... Read More

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Hip-Hop’s (Other) White Girl Problem

by Shaka Shaw

Arguably, the biggest issue regarding the role of women in the hip-hop world is that of objectification. However, I’m finding myself even more annoyed... Read More

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Dencia Wants to Set the Record Straight on Whitenicious
[INTERVIEW]

by Yaba Blay

In early January, Cameroonian pop singer, Dencia, launched a new skin care line, Whitenicious. Within 24 hours, it sold out—and "before" and "after" pictures... Read More

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Whitenicious and
YOUR Self-Hatred

by Alexander Hardy

Nigerian-Cameroonian pop singer Dencia has found herself on tongues and pages across the globe as of late. However, the newfound spotlight has little to... Read More

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Study: Light Skin Associated with Education

by The Atlantic

The students tested at San Francisco State University were shown words like "ignorant" and "educated" for 33 milliseconds. These subliminal prompts are part of... Read More

Teaching Black Girls to Be Beautiful

Teaching Black Girls to Be Beautiful

by Daisy Jenkins, JD

One of the songs I love so much by the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is “Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m... Read More

Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs:
Black Men and Colorism

Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs:
Black Men and Colorism

by Gerren Keith Gaynor

While skimming through my Instagram timeline recently, I came across a photo of actor Michael Ealy with some very colorful captions: “We outta style... Read More

Could First Lady End Hollywood Colorism?

Could Michelle Obama Help End Colorism in Hollywood?

by The Root

Recently I had the pleasure of moderating a conversation hosted by New York Women in Film and Television and the Fox Broadcasting Co. on the issue... Read More

"Imagine A Future: My Black Is Beautiful" debuts during The Tribeca Film Festival.

My Black is Beautiful Debuts at Tribeca

by Huffington Post

It was only a year ago that Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB), an organization that celebrates the diverse beauty of African-American women and... Read More